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How to connect my desktop and cloud databases, and share online?


Desktop and Cloud Database Access

Schedule it offers 2 different methods to connect your desktop application and cloud database together and each offer different benefits. You must choose if you want to use a direct connection or a synchronised connection. You cannot use both methods.

Direct Cloud Access

Using direct cloud access you open a live connection to your cloud database from the desktop menu File/Open/Cloud. No synchronization is needed as every read and write is done live on your database in the cloud.

  • All data is live to both desktop users and users with a browser, no synchronisation is needed.
  • Multiple users of the desktop application can open the same database from any worldwide location.
  • All your data is online not just selected data.

  • Depending on your Internet speed the desktop application can sometimes seem slower as data is downloaded live.
  • There is no local database if you lose the Internet connection. You must wait for the Internet connection to be restored before you can continue working.
  • All your data is online on our servers not just selected data.

    Desktop and Cloud Synchronised Connection

    Using a synchronized connection to your cloud database allows you to choose what information is sent and when it is sent.

  • You have a local and cloud database for extra backup options.
  • You can still work without a Internet connection then synchronise when the connection is restored.
  • You can choose which information is online and when to synchronise.
  • The desktop application is fast as all data is local and only synchronised when you action it or automatically at timed intervals.
  • Multiple users of the desktop application can open the same local database and only one needs to sync data with your cloud database.

  • Information is not instantly live unless you choose to sync on each change or at regular intervals.
  • Other users of the desktop application must have access to your locally stored database.

    Click here for details on how to setup a synchronised connection

  • Last updated, 26 August 2023, 08:15

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